Oct. 27, 2012
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Tonight's attendance of 86,160 marked the second-largest home crowd in Nebraska's Memorial Stadium history.
Senior/junior kicker Brendan Gibbons posted a career-long 52-yard field goal in the second quarter. Gibbons' field goal is tied for the sixth longest in U-M history, and it is the longest kick by a Wolverine since Hayden Epstein connected on a 57-yard field goal against Michigan State on Nov. 3, 2001.
For the second consecutive game, Gibbons tied a career high with three field goals; he has accomplished that feat five times in his career.
Gibbons has connected on 27 career field goal attempts, surpassing Epstein (26, 1998-2001) for seventh in program history.
Senior/junior defensive tackle Quinton Washington posted his first career forced fumble, while redshirt freshman defensive end Keith Heitzman tallied his first career fumble recovery.
In the third quarter, freshman defensive end Mario Ojemudia posted his first career interception.
Prior to leaving Saturday night's game, senior quarterback Denard Robinson completed 6-of-11 passes for 55 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 46 yards.
With 4,175 career rushing yards, Robinson remains in fifth place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category. He needs three more yards to reach the fourth spot, currently held by Tyrone Wheatley (4,178, 1991-94).
MICHIGAN CAREER RUSHING YARDS
1. Mike Hart (2004-07): 5,040 yards
2. Anthony Thomas (1997-2000): 4,472 yards
3. Jamie Morris (1984-87): 4,393 yards.
4. Tyrone Wheatley (1991-94): 4,178 yards
5. Denard Robinson (2009-present): 4,175 yards
Sophomore/freshman fullback Joe Kerridge registered his first career collegiate reception, a 12-yard catch in the third quarter.
Senior defensive end Craig Roh collected two tackles-for-loss, including one sack for a loss of 10 yards. Roh has 25.5 TFLs in his career.
Dating back to last season, sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan has posted a tackle-for-loss in 13 of his last 14 games.
Michigan has not allowed an opponent to score on its opening offensive drive all season. U-M and Penn State are the only two Big Ten teams that have not allowed their opponents to score on the opening series.
Michigan limited Nebraska to 34 yards of total offense and one first down in the opening quarter. The Wolverines held the Cornhuskers to eight yards on six first-quarter carries.
Fifth-year senior linebacker Kenny Demens posted the eighth double-digit tackle effort of his career, finishing the game with a team-best 10 stops.
Tonight's game marked Michigan's first trip to Lincoln since 1911, when the Wolverines and Cornhuskers played to a 6-6 tie.
Despite the loss, Michigan leads the all-time series vs. Nebraska, 4-3-1.